/Issued 5:04 PM CDT, Monday, May 14, 2018/
7-day Rainfall Forecast valid through Monday, May 21, 2018.
Radar loop through 5 PM CDT, Monday, May 14, 2018 — Looks like all of the rain showers will remain south of Duluth and Superior early this evening as the showers in central/southern Minnesota move toward the east and southeast.
Forecast Surface Map valid for Friday, May 18, 2018.
Note: Second 80 degree day so far this month at Duluth, Minnesota — High Temperature today, May 14 of 81 degrees making it the second 80 degree day this month, the average for May is 2 days.
…Fire Weather Watch… in effect for Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening for far northern Minnesota. More information at this link https://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=dlh&wwa=fire%20weather%20watch
A warm mid May day with highs in the 70s with a few locations even getting into the lower 80s! Normal highs for May 14 are in the low to mid 60s. There was some sun this morning but this afternoon skies turned a little cloudier with a few rain showers or sprinkles affecting far southern areas from around Hinckley and Pine City, east toward Hayward.
Isolated showers or sprinkles will continue early this evening mainly south of Duluth, mainly dry overnight through Tuesday under clear to partly cloudy skies. Lows tonight ranging from the mid 30s to mid 40s, highs Tuesday in the 60s and 70s with 40s and 50s near Lake Superior due to a stronger lake wind.
Warm air advection returns to the area for Wednesday as winds swing around to the southwest. 925mb temperatures are forecast to climb to around +18 to +23C, this should result in widespread 80 degree temperatures in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin with even some middle 80s quite possible! A cold front dropping south out of Ontario Province will run into a slightly moist and unstable airmass, and this could cause a few showers or thunderstorms to develop during the afternoon-evening hours in parts of the Northland.
Forecast for Duluth and Superior
.Tonight… Mostly cloudy early followed by clearing skies. Low 43 to 47. Wind north to northeast at 5 to 15 mph.
.Tuesday… Cooler. Mostly sunny. High 59 to 64, cooler near Lake Superior. Wind east at 10 to 15 mph.
.Wednesday… Warm. Breezy. Partly cloudy. Isolated late afternoon showers or thunderstorms possible. High 81 to 86. Wind west to southwest at 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 25 mph. Record or near record warmth possible — Record high for May 16 is 84 degrees set in 1962.
Normal temperatures for Tuesday
Sunrise Tuesday: 5:34 AM CDT
Sunset Tuesday: 8:37 PM CDT